Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
carsonsmommy1108's Avatar
carsonsmommy1108
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,063
Has this been done before/would you buy it?

Ok ladies, I am in the process of starting up my own WAHM diaper shop. I am in the very beginning, still planning, only testing on my own baby, not others yet stage. I have drafted a pattern that so far I like, although I'm sure it will need tweaking after testing, and I plan to promote my store like there is no tomorrow, but lets face it, for the most part, most diapers are very similar! SO I've been trying to come up with a catch, something that makes my diapers cute, cool, something people other than me want when compared to other similar diapers, and I want to know if my idea is something that has already been done, or if there would even be any interest at all...

So my idea:

My store would be called "Pirate booty covers" or something similar (still working on the name )

I would specialize in mostly pirate themed diapers, like brown and tan striped outer with that maroon, pirate-y red for stretchy tabs, a diaper with "torn" raggedy looking fabric added onto the leg holes, something in maroon with a hand stitched pirate appliqué, or the words "yo ho ho and a bottle of milk", maybe a diaper or two with different pirate themed outers (like I have some black fabric from Joannes that has silver skull and crossbones on it)

So what do you all think? Is this marketable?
Has it been done?

Was it dumb of me to post my idea on here because there is the rare WAHM who is an idea stealer (although I know 99.9% of you know how hard it is and wouldn't dream of stealing another WAHM's idea)?

Thanks for any input mamas!

Advertisement

carsonsmommy1108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
Chey
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Just South Of 60th Parallel...Brrrrr
Posts: 5,591
My Mood:
Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?

As far as has it been done? I don't think I've seen it. However do you really want to pigeonhole yourself into something you can't really expand on?

It's a cute idea, but I personally would do something a bit more broad that would appeal to a larger market of mammas. By doing "just" pirate theme you are running a very narrow market.

Why not have your Diap biz, and then run "lines" like clothing stores do, have a whole Pirate theme line...then you can do other things as well. You could run a Monster line, a pirate line, a fish line etc... etc...
Chey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
MunkyCrazy's Avatar
MunkyCrazy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 840
My Mood:
Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?

I love pirate-y stuff and with the abundance of girly things it would be cute to have more boy stuff.

I'd buy stuff!
__________________
Diana , wife to Charlie mommy to Kyler (2008) Corbin (2009) and Weston (2012)
MunkyCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
carsonsmommy1108's Avatar
carsonsmommy1108
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,063
Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chey View Post
As far as has it been done? I don't think I've seen it. However do you really want to pigeonhole yourself into something you can't really expand on?

It's a cute idea, but I personally would do something a bit more broad that would appeal to a larger market of mammas. By doing "just" pirate theme you are running a very narrow market.

Why not have your Diap biz, and then run "lines" like clothing stores do, have a whole Pirate theme line...then you can do other things as well. You could run a Monster line, a pirate line, a fish line etc... etc...
You know, you are totally right! For now, I do want to be specialized in one little area, just because now I also make clothing, am a full time student, and have a 5 month old, but in the future I think I might expand a bit, so I better leave the option open.
carsonsmommy1108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 04:25 PM   #5
MunkyCrazy's Avatar
MunkyCrazy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 840
My Mood:
Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by carsonsmommy1108 View Post
You know, you are totally right! For now, I do want to be specialized in one little area, just because now I also make clothing, am a full time student, and have a 5 month old, but in the future I think I might expand a bit, so I better leave the option open.
I still think you could name it Pirate Booty Covers and you wouldn't be limited to pirate stuff, it's just a name. There are plenty of things with "monkey" and "star" names that have nothing to do with what they sell.
__________________
Diana , wife to Charlie mommy to Kyler (2008) Corbin (2009) and Weston (2012)
MunkyCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 07:34 PM   #6
carsonsmommy1108's Avatar
carsonsmommy1108
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,063
Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MunkyCrazy View Post
I still think you could name it Pirate Booty Covers and you wouldn't be limited to pirate stuff, it's just a name. There are plenty of things with "monkey" and "star" names that have nothing to do with what they sell.
good point! thanks for your input ladies
carsonsmommy1108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
GEM Cloth's Avatar
GEM Cloth
Registered Users
Formerly: michellemomx3
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 11,623
My Mood:
Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?

You could use that to get your name out there, like your specialty, but offer lots of other things too.
__________________
Michelle, mom to DD (7/9/99), DD (11/12/01), and DS (4/17/07); wife to DH (8/31/96)
GEM (Green and Economical by Michelle) Cloth
~*~REUSABLE CLOTH PAD SETS~*~ NOW SHIPPING OUTSIDE U.S.~*~
GEM Cloth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
luvmybaby333's Avatar
luvmybaby333
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,868
Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?

I do think there was somebody who based a lot of their first few products on pirates (I believe that the WAHM's business is: Da' Dtinky.) They designed little pirate shirts and stuff.

But, that said, they primarily deal in recycled wool and not ALL of their products have a pirate theme.

HTH
__________________
I'm me.
Lifemate to sweet Eric. SAHM to my DD Big A [3/14/03] and DD Little A [5/30/08]
luvmybaby333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 08:59 PM   #9
MyFourStars's Avatar
MyFourStars
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Roanoke, TX
Posts: 3,345
My Mood:
Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?

Just because your name is based on one thing doesn't mean you have to stock only that product. I have my star diaper shop but stock a myriad of fabrics and diapers. I mean, I have a TON of starry fabrics, but there are cupcakes and ducks and sesame street and Twilight and just STUFF too LOL
__________________
Robyn, Mommy to Anna, 7 ; Ilse, 6 ; Gideon, 5 ; Merrick, 3!!!
And now Liam Matthew, 3-14-2010, a 4th vbac at 35w2d!

My Twilight FanFic-Finding Rose *Updated Chapter 13!*
MyFourStars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 09:21 PM   #10
AdeliaGreen's Avatar
AdeliaGreen
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 16,564
My Mood:
Re: Has this been done before/would you buy it?

Love the pirate booty idea And I agree that you can keep that name and don't have to limit your products to the theme. Good luck to you!
AdeliaGreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.